updated 02:46 pm EDT, Tue May 20, 2014
RAW file types and Mavericks support also expanded
Image editing software maker MacPhun has updated Intensify and Intensify Pro, its photo-enhancing software. The latest version 1.0.2 adds integration with cloud photo storage service SmugMug, adds the MacPhun Print Lab previously rolled out in a recent upgrade to Focus 2, and enhances its support for both OS X Mavericks and the various RAW format files created by current cameras.
Intensify takes advantage of presents and user-tuneable controls to bring out the color and contrast of photos, making images "pop" and allowing shadows to be lightened or bright spots to be toned down. The app, which was named one of the Mac App Store's "Best of 2013," offers detail enhancement without edge halos or extra noise; structure adjustments for making pictures more dramatic; intelligent sharpening; presents created by pro photographers, and layering and masking controls among other features.
Through the new Print Lab, users can send their digital images to high-end digital publisher MILK Books to be recreated as postcards or portrait folded notecards (in packs of 12, notecards come with envelopes), wrapped canvas prints, and landscape- or portrait-oriented art prints or framed gallery prints. Prices start at $20 for a set of 12 postcards, printed on art board with a matte seal.
In addition, users can upload and share photos to SmugMug, and the program now accepts RAW files from nearly any modern camera up to 16-bit. The new version also adds support for Mavericks' version of Notifications, and files tend to open up faster than before.
The program is available as a standalone version only (Intensify, $20) from the Mac App Store. The Pro version ($60) adds a few fine-tuning controls but is best known for being able to work either in standalone mode or as a plug-in supporting Adobe's Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Apple's Aperture. The company also sells a "Creative Kit" bundle of Intensify Pro and Snapheal Pro, and a $100 "Creative Kit Plus" that adds Focus 2 along with the other programs.